The Safe TaG App is ideal for friends wanting to know if you arrived home OK. The app was developed by Amanda Karpeles, founder of a new Brisbane startup RAISETM, has been released on the Apple and Google Play stores.
Amanda is a mother and Australian lawyer with over 20 years’ expertise in workplace health and safety law, sold her law firm so she could devote all her time to the project. It all started by Amanda identified a need for an automated alert system, originally to help reduce workplace injuries.
Since then, the concept involved into other areas, such as for parents and carers. The hope is the app will help all individuals, enjoy safer lives, anywhere in the world.
Amanda said “With Safe TaG, your privacy is protected, allowing you to get out and enjoy life.”
One current user from a University Biology Department, does field work and is often required to be out in the bush collecting samples by herself. So the app gives her reassurance that her managers will be notified if she is ever in trouble.
The Safe TaG App is a smart personal safety alert system that has numerous applications. It is a simple, yet effective safety tool for anyone concerned about their safety, while at work or play. In particular:
- Parents of teenagers
- Singles and people living alone
- Outdoor adventurers
- Domestic violence victims
- Nurses and ambulance officers
- Shift workers
- People working in remote or high risk areas
How does it work?
After creating your list of emergency contacts, trigger message and other settings, simply Tap and Go.
The app won’t GPS track your whole journey like other apps, thereby protecting your privacy. If you fail to check-in, within the time estimated by you at the start of your timed event, or if you press the SOS, the app will send your trigger message to your selected contacts.
You can run up to three different timers with tag messages concurrently. For example, at schoolies, the first timer could notify a friend, the second can notify a family member and the third notify parents. Or all contacts can be notified to mobilise a more serious response.
When your contacts receive the alert, they will hear an alarm, see your trigger message, be able to see your GPS location, contact details and your remaining battery life. The app also provides quick access to emergency services, or Australian consulate details when overseas. I
The main benefit of SAFE TaG is that it does not need a user to activate it. Rather, the failure to TaG-in, raises the alarm if the user can’t.
Safe TaG has been released in both Google Play and iTunes App Stores and can be downloaded via the RAISE website and is priced at $2.99, with no ongoing subscription fees.
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